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Administrative Support Assistant
Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources
This position will assist in repetitive technical and/or clerical aspects associated with administrative processing of grant agreement contract and compact actions and activities, as assigned. Focus on fire invoicing, grant reporting, and data entry/processing.
Link: https://www.karuk.us/images/docs/DNR_Admin_Support_Assistant_OUF.pdf
Food Sovereignty Program Manager
Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources
The –Food Sovereignty Program Manager shall provide strategic leadership and direction for the Food Sovereignty Program of the Pikyav Field Institute. This position shall serve in a program
management and oversight capacity for the Department’s Food Sovereignty Program. Incumbent shall work cooperatively with Department managers, collaborators, and other partners to help achieve the goals of the Karuk Department of Natural Resources. Under the supervision of the Director of Natural Resources, or designee, this position is responsible for ensuring that all Food Sovereignty Program
projects enhance natural resources-based food sovereignty and food security for the Karuk Tribe and Karuk people; balance Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Western Science in a manner consistent
with Karuk tradition, custom, culture and indigenous principles; and lead the development of new projects and partnerships that work toward revitalizing a healthy eco-cultural system and tribal sovereignty for our Tribe.
Link: https://www.karuk.us/images/docs/DNR_Food_Sovereignty_Program_Manager_FINAL_10.13.23.pdf
Post doc - Fire Ecology/forest ecology/forestry
US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
I am anticipating hiring a postdoc in mid-2024 to work on a 'pyrosilviculture' research initiative. We will soon be reburning thin/burn treatments in several large silvicultural studies and are looking to answer new research questions involving interactions of prescribed fire regimes with forest structure, fuels, natural regeneration, and other variables, in forest stands of different ages. Let me know via this app if youre interested and I wiill send the job announcement when it is released. Also happy to meet during the conference.
Link: https://fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/eknapp
Postdoctoral Scholar in Wildfire Risk in Sagebrush Ecosystems
Oregon State University
The Ellsworth Lab at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out a research project focused on quantitative wildfire risk assessment and treatment scenario planning for sagebrush ecosystems in the western United States (US). The Fellow will work with a diverse interdisciplinary team of leading scientists at Oregon State University, University of Idaho, and the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). The Fellow also will work with land managers to evaluate wildfire risk and mitigation priorities and share project products. This position is located at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, reports to Dr. Lisa Ellsworth, and will be co-mentored with RMRS research scientists Dr. Karen Short and Dr. Jeanne Chambers. Funding is currently available for 2.5 years. Contract Dr. Ellsworth via email for the full posting.
Curriculum Development
Green Oregon
Looking for people with expertise in national curriculum development to review a draft set of curriculum materials for the U.S. and Canada on forests, fire and climate.
Link: None
Postdoctoral Scholar: Trajectories of ecosystem change in sagebrush-dominated shrublands
Oregon State University
The Ellsworth Lab at Oregon State University is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out research focused on trajectories of ecosystem change following disturbance in sagebrush ecosystems in the western United States (US). The Fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team of leading scientists and students at Oregon State University (Dr. Lisa Ellsworth, Dr. Robert Kennedy, Dr. Dominique Bachelet) and Agricultural Research Service (Dr. Beth Newingham). The fellow will also collaborate with technicians and scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, and University of Nevada, Reno. This position is located at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Funding is currently available for two years.
The work will include the following components:
Work with project scientists to 1) identify where vegetation transitions in sagebrush steppe are occurring using field data, remotely-sensed data, and long-term public data sets.
Determine the relative role of climate, wildfire, and management in causing those transitions using state-and-transition simulation models such as ST-Sim.
Predict areas most at risk of transitions under current and projected climates.
Communicate findings to scientific, manager, and public audiences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Assistant Professor of Fire, Forestry, and Climate
Northern Arizona University
We invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Fire, Forestry and Climate in the School of Forestry (SOF) at Northern Arizona (NAU). This is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment. We seek an applicant with expertise in modeling interactions between climate, wildfire, and other disturbances, broadly defined, whose interests will support, build, and complement the School of Forestry's and NAU's programs in these and related areas. This position will support the newly established Arizona Wildfire Initiative, housed in the School of Forestry. There are three facets to this program that include: 1) enhancing workforce development and education; 2) science communication; and 3) community resilience and preparedness for wildfire. For enhancing workforce development and education, we are starting new online undergraduate and graduate programs that this position will support.
The anticipated start date for this position is August 2024.

Submit Your Application
Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before January 8, 2024 will receive full consideration. To view the full original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607613, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):
1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
2. a curriculum vitae; and
3. names and contact information for three references.
Link: http://nau.jobs
Climate change Postdoctoral Fellowship (ORISE) with USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station and USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub
USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Research Project: The ORISE fellow will participate in communicating and applying climate adaptation related science generated by RMRS and its partners to stakeholders of the USDA Climate Northern Plains Hub. The ORISE fellow will interact with USDA Climate Hub staff to assess science needs and opportunities, communicate current RMRS research activities and application of climate adaptation, and strengthen connection between RMRS scientists and USDA Climate Hub. Within the scope of this research, the ORISE fellow will assist in the development and dissemination of a National-level synthesis related to climate change, wildfire, and dry conifer forests. The ORISE fellow will aid in the development of an outline, recruitment of pertinent authors, performing a systematic literature review, and synthesizing the information into a range of scientific dissemination products. In addition, the ORISE fellow will have the opportunity to engage in other climate change adaptation research including data collection, data analysis, and dissemination.
Link: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-USFS-RMRS-2023-0367
funded PhD position -- post-fire transformations in dry forest and shrubland ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest - CLOSE DATE January 15, 2024
Oregon State University - Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
We’re reaching out to recruit a new PhD student for research focused on “Post-fire transformations in Inland Northwest forests and shrublands: Understanding drivers and patterns of change to inform climate adaptation.” The PhD student will be co-supervised by Drs. Meg Krawchuk (OSU) and Becky Kerns (USFS), and collaborate directly with Drs. Claire Tortorelli (USFS), Jamon Van Den Hoek (OSU), and Laura Peters (OSU). The successful candidate will enroll in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES) in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The PhD would begin Fall 2024. The PhD student will collaborate with an incoming MS student also working on the project, to develop skills in co-producing science with managers and communities to improve our understanding of the drivers and patterns of post-fire vegetation transformations and inform climate adaptive management.

Applications due January 15, 2024
Link: https://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/meg-krawchuk/were-recruiting-new-funded-phd-position-focused-post-fire-transformations-fall-2024-start
Assistant Teaching Professor in Forestry, Fire Ecology, and Natural Resource Management
Northern Arizona University
The School of Forestry (SOF) at Northern Arizona University is excited to announce its new AZ Wildfire Initiative. There are three facets to this program that include: 1) enhancing workforce development and education; 2) science dissemination and outreach; and 3) community preparedness for wildfire. To support this new initiative and other SOF needs, we invite applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor in Forestry, Fire Ecology, and Natural Resource Management. This position is a 9-month, non-tenure-eligible appointment (80% Teaching, 0 – 10% Research, 10- 20% Service). The position is renewable based on the availability of funds, effective performance, and program needs.

We seek applicants with expertise in wildland fire, forestry, forest/rangeland ecology, and natural resource management or whose interests will support, build, and complement the School of Forestry’s and NAU’s programs in related areas.

The preferred start date for this position is January 1, 2024, although there is potential for a later start date during the spring 2024 semester.

Responsibilities Include:
-Teach in-person courses, on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus, and online courses, in support of our undergraduate and graduate programs.
-Potential courses could include Fire Monitoring and Modeling; Post-fire Environment and Management; Forest Health; Measurements and Fire Monitoring; Forest Hydrology; Communities and Wildfire; Co-Production and Translational Science; GIS Tools in Forestry; Wildlife Management in Forestry and Fire, and Applied Study Design and Analysis.
-Serve on committees in the School of Forestry, the College of Forestry, Environment, and Natural Sciences, and NAU.
Link: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psc/ph92pr/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/NUI_FRAMEWORK.PT_AGSTARTPAGE_NUI.GBL?CONTEXTIDPARAMS=TEMPLATE_ID:PTPPNAVCOL&scname=NAU__NAU_CAREER_OPPORTUNITIES&PanelCollapsible=Y&PTPPB_GROUPLET_ID=N__HR_CAREERS_TL&CRefName=N__HR_CAREERS_TL_PG&AJAXTransfer=y
Academic Program Coord, Intermediate - Arizona Wildfire Initiative
Northern Arizona University
This position will support the School of Forestry’s Arizona Wildfire Initiative (AZWI) by performing a variety of advanced office/administrative support duties, which require a thorough knowledge of functions within the Initiative. This position will provide organizational and administrative support to the three AZWI facets. This position will use specialized functional knowledge to analyze and respond to administrative matters within an established time frame to ensure that the AZWI’s needs are being met and that University procedures and policies are being followed. The position will work to improve organization and collaboration across all three facets of the AZWI through project management software and Teams.

Office Management - 40%
Human Resource, Fiscal, and Travel Liaison - 25%
Event Planning - 20%
Content and Presentation Material Development - 10%
Other - 5%

Other duties as assigned.


Link: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psc/ph92pr/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/NUI_FRAMEWORK.PT_AGSTARTPAGE_NUI.GBL?CONTEXTIDPARAMS=TEMPLATE_ID:PTPPNAVCOL&scname=NAU__NAU_CAREER_OPPORTUNITIES&PanelCollapsible=Y&PTPPB_GROUPLET_ID=N__HR_CAREERS_TL&CRefName=N__HR_CAREERS_TL_PG&AJAXTransfer=y
Instructional Designer
Northern Arizona University
We are seeking a skilled and experienced Instructional Designer to join our growing team. As an Instructional Designer, you will play a key role in developing and delivering innovative and engaging learning solutions for our School of Forestry students. You will work closely with subject matter experts, instructional technologists, and other stakeholders to create high-quality learning materials that meet our organization's needs. 
Link: https://azwildfire.org/
Content creators
Northern Arizona University - Arizona Wildfire Initiative
We are seeking creative and passionate Online Education Content Creators to join our team. As an Online Education Content Creator, you will be responsible for developing and delivering engaging and informative online education content related to forestry, fire and natural resources. You will work closely with our team of educators to create content that is aligned with our curriculum and learning objectives. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding and experience with three or more of the following: 
Forestry and natural resource management
Fire behavior 
Fire ecology 
Fire prevention 
Fire suppression 
Wildland fire management policy 
Wildland fire risk assessment 
Wildland fire mitigation 

The ideal candidate will also have experience with the following: 
Geographic information systems (GIS) 
Remote sensing 
Fire modeling software
Link: https://azwildfire.org/
Graduate (Master's) Assistantship - Fire Weather
Central Washington University
The Cultural and Environmental Resource Management (CERM) Master’s Program at Central Washington University and the US Forest Service are seeking a master’s student interested in natural resources and wildfire. This is a 2-year graduate assistantship appointment, with partial tuition waiver and 9-month salary.
The project involves investigating the weather conditions that contribute to the largest wildfires (Fires of Unusual Size, FOUS), and the large-growth days on those fires. It seeks to understand how the weather conditions during these large fires and large-growth days differ from the weather conditions on other, less extreme fires. The student for this project will use spatial and temporal analysis techniques to look at associated weather patterns.
The student selected must be in residence in Ellensburg.
Student qualifications:
Required:
Undergraduate degree in physical sciences (e.g., meteorology, geology, physical geography, physical environmental sciences)
Differential and integral calculus coursework
Statistics coursework
Must have experience in at least one: GIS or time series analysis or spatial composite analysis

Desirable:
Basic meteorology knowledge
Experience with scripting and/or a computer language (linux, C++, python, FORTRAN)
Interest in natural resource management
Experience with large data sets (> 1 GB)
Operational experience with wildland fire
Operational experience in meteorology/weather forecasting

Application Instructions:
Interested individuals should contact the project leads, Megan Walsh (megan.walsh@cwu.edu) and Brian Potter (brian.potter@usda.gov) for more information. After communicating with the project leads, interested individuals must complete the CWU graduate admission and assistantship applications.

Information about the CERM program is available at: https://www.cwu.edu/resource-management/resource-management-program

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
Link: http://www.cwu.edu/masters/prospective-cwu-graduate-students
Science Synthesis Author
Northern Arizona University
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium (SWFSC) and the Arizona Wildfire Initiative (AZWI) are looking for researchers, graduate students, and subject matter experts to lead the authorship of science synthesis papers on wildfire topics important to the Southwest.

Details: Science synthesis papers are used as quick reference guides and are published by the SWFSC. They help natural resource managers and other professionals understand the latest science without having to make a deep dive into the literature. Our science syntheses are collaborative efforts between the author, our board, and other team members.

We are currently looking for authors for these topics:
-Replanting best practices after wildfire
-Post-fire regeneration and recovery
-Pro-active watershed resilience to fire

These positions are hired as vendors at an ad hoc basis - it's a great side gig!
Link: https://www.swfireconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/ScienceSynthesisAnnouncement.pdf
Wildfire Partnership Coordinator
Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes
The Southwestern Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks applicants with a broad set of program organization, communication, collaborative partnership management, and science delivery skills and capacities to meet ReShape project needs.

The ReShape Communications Manager will play a pivotal role in advancing and coordinating SWERI's multi-year programs and projects related to wildfire prevention and hazardous fuel management across the US, while also coordinating projects focusing on the Southwest. The successful candidate will work closely with the Program Director to implement this program's vision, closely monitor program metrics, and ensure timely delivery of benchmarks and deliverables. A major part of this role involves fostering a community of practice by expanding research coordination outside of the core institutes. The individual will also spearhead a communication strategy for dissemination of content across various platforms; engage in event planning for project workshops; and serve as project liaison to potential participants and stakeholders. A keen attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and a dedication to advancing programmatic outcomes are essential for success in this role.

The ideal candidate will be able to translate best available science for multiple audiences, and, develop innovative approaches for science communication, application, and exchange with diverse audiences. Strong candidates will have demonstrated written, verbal, organizational, and facilitation skills, and have an applied science background. Preferred candidates understand the tools and technologies for data visualization, infographic development, geospatial communication products. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in land management or close work with land managers and those who have worked to apply science.
Link: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=607608&PostingSeq=1
Community Program Coordinator
Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes
The Program Assistant Manager will assist in overseeing the development and management of assigned programs and projects for the ReShape project, run by the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI). Responsibilities include budget coordination across the three SWER Institutes for grants and departmental funds, contracting, travel, and purchase support for ReShape program, support to event management, and implementation of reporting procedures and NAU budgeting policies to ensure that detailed objectives are met.

This position will manage multiple responsibilities for ReShape as a priority, and also as time allows will coordinate with and support operational teams at the Ecological Restoration Institute. This individual will work closely with ReShape, SWERI and external partners.

For more information on the ReShape Project:  https://sweri.org/reshape-project/
Link: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=607619&PostingSeq=1
Term Physical Sciences (Fire Behavior and Ecology) GS-1301
US Geological Survey
The US Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona is hiring someone with experience in wildland fire management and modeling. The incumbent would plan and lead interdisciplinary research projects related to wildfire modeling and management, working with economists, engineers, ecologists, and others to advance the science of wildfire risk assessments. The focal area of investigation is tribal lands in the Southwest United States. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in developing creative approaches to natural resource management challenges in a dynamic landscape. The position will have a focus on career development including publishing results in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/762031200
Fire Ecologist - Postfire Management
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, in collaboration with the USFS PNW Station, is seeking to hire a Fire Ecologist – Postfire Management with expertise in fire modeling and remotely sensed data to support innovative research and monitoring to inform postfire management and pre-fire forest planning across the West under a changing climate. The fire ecologist will work on a project designed to understand the short- and long-term consequences a of active and passive management treatment effects on stand structural characteristics following large wildfires. The project will inform the use of postfire management treatments (e.g., prescribe fire, salvage logging) to increase forest resilience to subsequent wildfire, biotic stressors and expected changes in climate. Long-term monitoring will evaluate whether accumulation of dead woody fuels and shrub regeneration hinders the reestablishment of seedling regeneration, deflecting the trajectory for forest succession and therefore preventing the accomplishment of long-term management objectives.

The selected candidate will be responsible for managing the collection of long-term quality postfire inventory data and will provide research support with statistical and geospatial analysis, wildland fire modeling, fuel and vegetation modeling, risk analysis. Incumbent will lead a field crew on establishment and collection of forest biometric data.

Qualifications
A master’s degree in a science-related field in forestry, fire ecology, forest ecology, botany, natural resources, or geospatial sciences. At least two years of experience conducting geospatial analysis and working with forest inventory data and forest growth and yield modeling.

The position will be advertised in January 2024 with a tentative start date of February 2024

For additional information, contact Morris Johnson (morris.c.johnson@usda.gov) or Ernesto Alvarado (alvarado@uw.edu)
Link: None
Post Doctoral Fire Scientist
Colorado State University
This Post doc position is specifically tasked with contributing geospatial technical and analytical skills
towards developing and customizing treatment layers and wildfire remotely sensed data in Colorado and the
Interior West. The incumbent will be responsible for spatial data production and analysis using remote
sensing and field-based technologies (GPS), spatial data management, spatial analysis to support science
and planning initiatives, and written and oral communication of spatial data and results of spatial analyses
to diverse audiences.
Postdoctoral Opportunity in Forest Ecology - Whitebark Pine
University of Nevada-Reno
A postdoctoral fellow is sought to work with Hall Cushman (University of Nevada, Reno), Stephanie Yelenik (Rocky Mountain Research Station, USFS) and their graduate students on research exploring the population ecology of whitebark pine (WBP, Pinus albicaulis).

Working in montane ecosystems in California and Nevada, this project is funded by grants from
the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE), Nevada Division of State
Lands, the Tahoe Fund, and USFS (Forest Health Protection). The overarching objective of this
research is to determine the climatic, topographic and forest structure variables that best
predict WBP mortality and recruitment across landscapes of varying aridity and wildfire history.
The project also hopes to evaluate how current forest-thinning practices influence recruitment
of this imperiled conifer.

Qualifications. The Postdoctoral Fellow must be an experienced forest ecologist with well developed
abilities in the design and sampling of field studies, scientific writing, and statistical
analyses using R. The successful candidate must have a strong publication record and extensive
knowledge of the ecology and natural history of trees and forests. Interest in remote sensing
approaches, GIS, and working with large climate data sets is also desired.

Salary. $56,484/year plus benefits.

Desired Start Date. January 15, 2024.

Position Duration. This project has three years of funding for a postdoctoral researcher.

Applications. To apply for this position, send a detailed letter of interest, CV and the names and
contact information of at least three referees to Hall Cushman (jhcushman@unr.edu) and
Stephanie Yelenik (stephanie.yelenik@usda.gov). Please group these documents into a single
pdf file. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Postdoc - Postfire Regeneration in Eastern Sierra Nevada Jeffrey Pine
University of Nevada Reno; USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
We anticipate hiring a postdoctoral fellow (PhD) to work with us (Dr. Elizabeth Leger - University of Nevada, Reno, and Dr. Stephanie Yelenik - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USFS) on research investigating post-fire regeneration and restoration in eastern Sierra Nevada forests dominated by Jeffrey pine. The goal of this research is to better understand what biotic and abiotic variables drive regeneration of Jeffrey pine forests after fire. The project is funded by CalFire and is in collaboration with Ecologists from the Humboldt-Toiyabe and Inyo National Forests and Research Ecologists from Rocky Mountain and Pacific Southwest Research Stations of the USFS.

Qualifications: The Postdoctoral Fellow must have completed or be about to complete a PhD. They should be an experienced forest and/or plant ecologist with well-developed abilities in the design and sampling of field studies, scientific writing, and statistical analyses. The project necessitates comfort working in adverse field conditions.

Salary: We follow UNR’s post-doctoral salary schedule, posted here, with starting salary depending on experience: https://www.unr.edu/hr/compensation-evaluation/compensation/postdoc

Desired Start Date: Ideally before March 1, 2024.

Location: Ideally, Reno, NV. Some flexibility, requiring the ability to conduct fieldwork in the eastern Sierra Nevada

Position Duration: This project has three years of funding. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the option for additional years based on performance and productivity.

Applications. To express interest in either of these positions, please send a detailed letter of interest, CV and the names and contact information of at least three referees to Beth Leger (lelizabeth@unr.edu) and Stephanie Yelenik (stephanie.yelenik@usda.gov). Please group these documents into a single pdf file. Review of submissions will begin immediately, but the final date to send us a letter of interest is December 15, 2023.
PostDoc in Boreal Forest Wildfire Science and Disturbance Ecology
University of Toronto
Immediate post-doctoral opportunity in wildfire science with the JamesLab at the University of Toronto. Potential project topics include: remote sensing of wildfire burn severity and recovery dynamics, landscape and stand scale modelling of insect outbreak - wildfire interactions, quantifying fuel evolution following insect outbreaks using terrestrial LiDAR scanning.

Interested candidates should have recently completed their PhD, have well-develop coding (R, Python), GIS, and statistical skills, a strong interest in disturbance ecology, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

We are looking for a creative, productive, and results-oriented researcher, who is deeply curious about disturbance dynamics in northern ecosystems. Field skills for remote regions would also be an asset.

This is an in-person position initially for 1 year with the possibility of renewal.

I’m here at the conference and more than happy to meet up to discuss. :)
Link: JamesLab.ca
Spatial Wildfire Analyst
Vibrant Planet
Balancing the needs of fire adapted communities with the requirements of resilient wildlands is an exercise in tradeoffs. The cultivation of data and application of science into strategic frameworks that enable tradeoff consensus is critical for ecosystem planning through treatments. However, we are out of time. Many of our wildlands are at a tipping point and traditional multi-jurisdictional planning and monitoring isn’t currently efficient or adaptable enough to keep up with the rates of change we are all experiencing. Vibrant Planet’s Land Tender, with USDA’s FORSYS engine embedded, is an optimized decision support system for hazard mitigation and ecological restoration across all natural systems so we can help communities and managers get to implementation fast and effectively adapt those plans when conditions inevitably change. We need additional talent for Land Tender’s growing demand.
A significant portion of Land Tender’s behind-the-scenes calculations depend on wildfire hazard modeling. As a basis for fire modeling, the development of calibrated, current fuelscapes is a crucial step in improving Land Tender assessments.
We are seeking an experienced, technically skilled, and motivated individual with great attention to detail to help Vibrant Planet’s Resilience Group and Pyrologix team develop, improve, and further automate fuelscapes required by Land Tender, some general spatial analytical support, or other duties as assigned. While the position is mostly virtual, some travel may be required. The majority of this work occurs in the western United States, but software deployment opportunities may occur across the world.
Link: https://www.vibrantplanet.net/team#careers-id
Oregon Prescribed Fire Module Leader
The Nature Conservancy
Background: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Oregon is hiring six full-time positions in our fire program. TNC Oregon’s Fire program is working to support prescribed fire planning, implementation, and monitoring across Oregon in support of the Oregon Fire Implementation to Restore Ecosystems (OR-FIRE) project. The goal of the OR-FIRE Project is to support healthy and resilient ecosystems and fire-adapted communities by creating, training, and deploying interorganizational, place-based prescribed fire capacity, rooted in a diverse and inclusive fire management culture.
Link: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=54370&PostingSeq=1
Oregon Prescribed Fire Module Assistand
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Oregon is hiring six full-time positions in our fire program. TNC Oregon’s Fire program is working to support prescribed fire planning, implementation, and monitoring across Oregon in support of the Oregon Fire Implementation to Restore Ecosystems (OR-FIRE) project. The goal of the OR-FIRE Project is to support healthy and resilient ecosystems and fire-adapted communities by creating, training, and deploying interorganizational, place-based prescribed fire capacity, rooted in a diverse and inclusive fire management culture.
Link: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=54371&PostingSeq=1
GS-0401-09/11 – Fire Ecologist (Duty Location: Springerville, AZ) GS-0401-09/11 – FIRE ECOLOGIST (DUTY LOCATION: SPRINGERVILLE, AZ)
USFS, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
The incumbent serves as a Fire Ecologist on a National Forest unit. The incumbent is responsible for collection and analysis of field data, project, and landscape level planning input, and technical assistance needed for reestablishing fire’s role in the ecological systems. Carries out studies, field reviews, and provides technical assistance on fire ecology and operations to all disciplines.

This is a secondary firefighting position under the provisions of 5USC 8336 (c) and 8412 (d). Ninety (90) days of experience as a primary/rigorous wildland firefighter or equivalent experience outside federal employment as a basic qualification requirement for this position.  This position has been approved for Secondary Firefighter Retirement Coverage.

 

Major Duties include:

·        Fuels/Vegetation Management Plan Development & Implementation

·        Forestry Surveys and Studies Related to Fuels Management

·        Fire Management Plan Development

·        Integrated Resource Inventory Work

·        Natural Resource Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation

Open on usajobs.com,  December 5th – December 14th, 2023.

Announcement Number: 24-FIRE-P2GVA-ECOLGST-911DH
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/
Postdoctoral Plant Ecology Research Scientist at Tall Timbers
Tall Timbers Research Station
Postdoctoral Plant Ecology Research Scientist

Position description

The Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Program (https://talltimbers.org/fire-ecology-program/) is looking to hire a full- time postdoctoral research scientist for a two-year appointment beginning in early 2024. Research will be focused on the effects of season and frequency of fire on pine savanna plant populations and communities. The position is on-site as it will involve local field work in the Red Hills region of north Florida and south Georgia. The position provides the opportunity to be lead author or co-author on multiple publications based on partially or completely collected datasets, as well the opportunity to initiate new research studies. The selected applicant will be employed by Tall Timbers Research, Inc. and based out of Tall Timbers Research Station in Tallahassee, FL. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Visit the web site for more information on position responsibilities, desired qualifications, how to apply and information about Tall Timbers
Link: https://talltimbers.org/employment-and-internships/
Postdoctoral Scholar - Sierra Nevada Research Institute
UC Merced and UC Irvine
The Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, Merced is looking for a self-motivated and qualified postdoctoral scholar to work on a collaborative, multi-campus (with UC Irvine) project aimed at enhancing carbon storage and other benefits resulting from forest restoration in California’s Sierra Nevada. The specific focus is on developing improved understanding of how surface-fuel attributes, resulting from fuels management, influence fire behavior and carbon storage in forest biomass and soils. The Postdoctoral Scholar will integrate findings from laboratory experiments, field observations, and modeling. The individual should be self-motivated and have demonstrated the ability to conduct and publish independent scientific research. The candidate is expected to:

Contribute to laboratory experiments, field measurements, and data analysis.
Carry out modeling using a dynamic vegetation-ecosystem model.
Contribute to mentoring of graduate and undergraduate researchers.
Prepare peer-reviewed publications.
Present outcomes of research in various conferences and stakeholder workshops.

Please reach to Prof. Roger Bales rbales@ucmerced.edu (UC Merced) or Prof. Tirtha Banerjee (UC Irvine) - tirthab@uci.edu if interested.
Link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01641
Cultural Burning / Fire Program Manager
Amah Mutsun Land Trust
The Cultural Burning/Fire Program Manager will be responsible for identifying appropriate locations to conduct cultural burn activities based on ethno-botanical, cultural archeological research and fuel reduction needs. They will also be responsible for helping prepare burn plans, securing appropriate permits and approvals, coordinating burns with project partners, and conducting the burns in conjunction with AMLT’s Native Stewardship Corps (NSC) and other Tribal members.

This position is also responsible for getting Native Stewardship Corps members trained and certified in all aspects of firefighting and identifying and securing the necessary equipment for the NSC to become an independent, fire-lighting/firefighting team. Lastly, this position will be responsible for developing expertise in conducting pre-fire and post fire research to document impact of cultural burns and recovery planning and implementation in collaboration with AMLT’s Native Plant Restoration and Native Stewardship Corps Program Managers.

This is a full-time, exempt, position that comes with health benefits, paid personal time off and holidays. The annual compensation is between $75,000-85,000, depending upon experience. This position will report to the Executive Director.
Link: https://amahmutsunlandtrust.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1eaed55d42d62b51193edadfa&id=8f4fe86dbb&e=356bc9e04c
Postdoctoral Associate - forest and fire ecology
Virginia Tech
The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is hiring a postdoctoral associate supported by funds from the National Park Service (NPS). The National Capital Region (NCR) Inventory and Monitoring Network collects, analyzes, and synthesizes natural resource monitoring data to characterize the status and trends of NPS resources to inform park decision-making. The NCR tracks forest vegetation at >400 long-term monitoring plots distributed among 11 NPS units, spanning the Potomac River corridor from the urban center of the District of Columbia to remote forested areas in western Maryland and West Virginia. Many of these forest sites represent a diverse meeting of Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Central Appalachian communities, and they represent a wide gradient of conditions from highly disturbed to old-growth. These plots are re-visited on a 4-year cycle, and the fourth sample visit was completed in 2022.

Through this project, Virginia Tech and the NCR will collaborate on:

(1) Scientific analysis and reporting on NCR forest vegetation monitoring data
(2) Preparation of scientific products that document the state of these resources and how they are changing
(3) Developing recommendations and best practices for managing these resources in a dynamic world.
(4) Develop an independent inquiry related to community ecology and forest condition from these data

Position will require travel to and from field sites within the Northern Virginia region will be needed to obtain additional field measurements and to meet with Park staff. Position will require working outside, walking for periods, and traversing uneven terrain.
Link: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37562115/postdoctoral-associate/
Post-doctoral Research Ecologist (GS-0408-11) Post-doctoral Research Soil Scientist (GS-470-11) Post-doctoral Research Hydrologist (GS-1315-11) Post-doctoral Research Biogeochemist (GS-1301-11
US Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station
MM26. Post-fire restoration to protect water resources
The proposed research will establish monitoring networks that evaluate the effectiveness of short- and long-term efforts to restore watershed ecosystem processes, including revegetation and hillslope and streambank stabilization practices on post-fire surface water quality and sediment, nutrient and C storage.

Proposed new work will expand post-fire watershed research to facilitate active restoration of forest and watershed structure and function to ensure supply of clean water and promote climate-resilient forest, rangeland and grassland ecosystems. The proposed project provides a science-based framework for forest and watershed restoration that will account for critical habitat for wildlife, plant or aquatic species of conservation concern.
fuel treatment assistantship
University of Montana
Dr. Alina Cansler at University of Montana seeks to fill a PhD or MS assistantship with research focusing on the effectiveness of fuel and silvicultural treatments on moderating fire spread, severity, and improving fire management during fires. This funded research project will focus on wildfire-treatment-management interactions in the interior Pacific Northwest, USA. The applied research will be co-produced with an experienced team of researchers and managers from state, federal, and tribal entities, the University of Washington, and University of Montana.
Responsibilities include assembling data sets and analysis of results; publication of results in peer-reviewed journals; management outreach and science communication; collaborative work with university researchers, and state and federal scientists and land managers; communicating results through presentations, webinars, and other formats; and occasional service as a guest speaker, field trip leader, or field course assistant.

The successful applicant will receive three years of support including full costs of tuition and fees, an RA appointment with an annual stipend (~$25,000).

Required Qualifications:
All the requirements for admission to the degree program.
Quantitative skills, including ability to implement applied statistical analyses in R.
Experience managing and visualizing geospatial data.
Experience communicating and working with natural resources managers.
Preferred Qualifications:
MS degree and/or experience writing and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Experience in prescribed or wildland fire management, especially in leadership or planning roles.

To apply: Send a single pdf file containing your cover letter describing qualifications, current CV, unofficial transcripts, and three references to Dr. C. Alina Cansler alina.cansler@umontana.edu, with a subject line of “Fuel Treatments Assistantship” by Jan. 16, 2024.
Link: None
Post-fire Tree Mortality Assistantship
University of Montana
Dr. Alina Cansler at University of Montana seeks to fill a PhD or MS assistantship with research focusing on the post-fire tree mortality and fire adaptive tree traits. This funded research project will focus on improving our understanding and predictive modeling of tree survival or death after wildfire, with a focus on angiosperms and conifers species found in California. The applied research will be co-produced with an experienced team of federal and academic researchers, and will build on existing databases and involve collection of new field data.
Responsibilities include assembling data sets and analysis of results; publication of results in peer-reviewed journals; management outreach and science communication; collaborative work with university researchers, and state and federal scientists and land managers; communicating results through presentations, webinars, and other formats; and occasional service as a guest speaker, field trip leader, or field course assistant.

The successful applicant will receive two years of support from RA appointment with an annual stipend (~$25,000), with additional support through TA appointments possible for PhD applicants. Employment and work on the project could start as early as June 2024 if desired, and enrollment in the UM Forestry and Conservation Sciences PhD program will begin in August 2024. Travel funds are available for field work and a scientific conference presentation.

Required Qualifications:
All the requirements for admission to the degree program.
Quantitative skills, including ability to implement applied statistical analyses in R.
Ability to work independently.

To apply: Send a single pdf file containing your cover letter describing qualifications, current CV, unofficial transcripts, and names and contacts of three professional references to Dr. C. Alina Cansler alina.cansler@umontana.edu, with a subject line of “Post-fire Tree Mortality Assistantship”. Submit your materials by Jan. 11, 2024.
Link: None
Conservation Associate - Botanist
Michigan Natural Features Inventory MSU Extension
Conservation Associate - Botanist

Position Overview
Assist with an array of projects requiring expertise in plant and natural community identification, ecosystem valuation, and interpretation of ecological relationships in plant communities, while applying for external funding and serving as principal investigator on MNFI projects.

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE), the Community, Food and Environment Institute (CFEI) and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI), this position will collect, analyze, and communicate information about Michigan’s rare and declining plant species and natural communities, help maintain Michigan’s Natural Heritage Database, and work cooperatively with other MNFI personnel, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to inform and guide decisions that impact biodiversity conservation.

The mission of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory is to guide the conservation of Michigan’s biodiversity by providing the highest quality scientific expertise and information. MNFI’s vision is to be the authoritative source of information on biodiversity that is widely used to conserve Michigan’s unique natural heritage for current and future generations.

The proportion of time devoted to primary tasks will vary annually according to project requirements and individual interests but will generally consist of substantial field data collection during the growing season (40-60% of year), data management and analysis (15-25% of year), scientific writing (15-25% of year), and outreach/education activities (5-15% of year).

This position will have statewide responsibilities and will be housed at the MNFI office in Lansing, Michigan.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in a field of study related to plant biology, ecology, forestry, or closely related field must be earned by date of hire.

Application Process
View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 915879.

deadline is 1/8/2024.
Link: https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/
Fire Behavior Assessment Team - Term Operations Manager & Post Doc
USFS
Two USFS positions, one managing data, equipment, outreach, work on wildfire incidents, and reporting, the second working with the database, publishing, improving efficiency of data collection and analysis through technology (e.g., R coding). Collaborative. Funding for 13 month terms.
Link: https://www.frames.gov/fbat/home
CCST paid fellowship
CA council on Science and Technology
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is accepting applications for the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.


As CCST S&T Policy Fellows, scientists, engineers, and social scientists spend one year in Sacramento working as staff in the State Assembly, State Senate, a State Agency, or Offices of the Governor. Fellows get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of policymaking in the State of California—a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.
Link: https://ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program/
Director
Michigan Natural Features Inventory - MSU Extension
The mission of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) is to guide the conservation of Michigan’s biodiversity by providing the highest quality scientific expertise and information. MNFI’s vision is to be the authoritative source of information on biodiversity that is widely used to conserve Michigan’s unique natural heritage for current and future generations.
The MNFI Director will provide statewide leadership for the direction, management, and fiscal sustainability of MNFI, while providing biodiversity and conservation expertise, fostering, and building relationships between MNFI scientists, conservation partners, researchers, and educators. The director will work directly with MNFI staff to facilitate strategic planning, program development, and fundraising, while serving as the key contact to government agencies, NatureServe, and the Natural Heritage network, numerous conservations organizations, foundations, and other funders and cooperators.
The director will understand, support, and communicate information about Michigan’s rare and declining plant species and natural communities, support the maintenance of Michigan’s Natural Heritage Database, and work cooperatively with other MNFI personnel, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to inform and guide decisions that impact biodiversity conservation.

Master of Science from an accredited institution in a field of study related to botany, zoology, ecology, conservation biology, natural resources management or related field.
Minimum of five years of relevant scientific and administrative experience, including program, financial, and project management, supervision, and fundraising.

View full description and apply through the MSU Careers page. Search for posting 873626 using the Job Search field.
Application deadline is 1/16/2024, with applicant review beginning week of November 27, 2023.
Link: https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/about/employment-and-volunteering
Post doc in restoration ecology, UNR/USDA-ARS, Reno, NV
USDA Agricultural Research Service/University of Nevada, Reno
We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects related to soil, plant, and water responses to restoration treatments and climate. The primary project focuses on compost application on degraded, annual grass-dominated rangelands to determine impacts on plant communities; soil physical, chemical, and microbial properties; and surface runoff and erosion following compost application. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service, University of Nevada - Reno, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Additional datasets are available for publishing, including sagebrush recruitment, mulch application, post-fire grazing, and post-fire seeding. Primary duties include analyzing existing small to large data sets, presenting at conferences, as well as writing manuscripts.
Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. in soil science, biology, ecology, or other natural resource-related disciplines. The position requires advanced statistical skills to evaluate soil, plant, and water data sets, as well as demonstrated scholarship from first-authored publications and presentations. The candidate should be proficient in plant and/or soil ecology. Knowledge about restoration, climate change, fire ecology, desert ecology, as well as geospatial data sets and machine learning, is desired.
Application reviews will start on January 8, 2024, until the position is filled with a preferred start date of March 2024. Salary is $65,000/yr for two years. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Drs. Beth Newingham at beth.newingham@usda.gov and Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham at sarrahdc@unr.edu. The candidate is employed by the University of Nevada, Reno and works in collaboration with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Reno, NV. Please contact Drs. Newingham and/or Dunham-Cheatham with any questions (http://newinghamlab.weebly.com).
Land Back Coordinator
Sogoreate Land Trust
https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/2024/01/24/we-are-hiring/
Link: https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/2024/01/24/we-are-hiring/
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